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LAST OF ITS KIND

30 years ago, the USSR launched the Fobos-2, the last interplanetary probe built in the former USSR.


 

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August: A Soyuz-2-1a rocket to launch the Bars-M No. 3 satellite from Plesetsk.

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85 years ago:
The USSR launched its first rocket using liquid propellant

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NEW: GIRD-09 engine
In depth: GDL | RNII


Cosmonauts complete spacewalk on ISS

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Launch facility for the super-heavy rocket in Vostochny

INSIDER CONTENT

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Rocket assembled for the Soyuz MS-10 mission

Soyuz MS-10


Design and schedule for the first piece of the cis-lunar station detailed

INSIDER CONTENT

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The 5M flight scenario: Cruising to Mars

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IN DEPTH: 5M project home page


Russian rocketry at cross-roads

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Super-heavy rocket: Variant 1

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Origins of space flight

SPECIAL SECTION

Origins


Japan mulls Falcon Heavy-launched cargo ship for cis-lunar station

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Proton's return to commercial business postponed

UPDATED: Aug. 1

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In depth: Proton home page

Russia studies different ways to contribute to cis-lunar station

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2016


Federatsiya begins parachute tests,
faces new delays

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Development of the super-heavy rocket begins

INSIDER CONTENT!

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Historic Proton site to retire

Area 81

In depth: Baikonur Cosmodrome | Proton launch facilities

US, Russia cooperate on a near-lunar spacesuit

INSIDER CONTENT!

EVA


50 years ago:
Mission L1 No. 8L: A deadly accident

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In depth: Moon Race chronology | Soviet lunar program | L1 (Zond) project


NASA works on interior of near-lunar habitat

INSIDER CONTENT!

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Gateway partners meet in Houston

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Progress MS-09 lifts off

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In depth: Progress series | Progress-MS | Space launches in 2018 | Soyuz-2 series | Soyuz rocket operations in 2018

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

Soyuz MS-10 completes radio tests

INSIDER CONTENT: NASA studies extra habitat for the near-lunar station

INSIDER CONTENT: NASA drafts Logistics Augmentation Module for the near-lunar station

INSIDER CONTENT: New landing propulsion system for PTK Federatsiya spacecraft

INSIDER CONTENT: New escape rocket for the Federatsiya spacecraft

MILITARY SPACE

Geostationary version of the Tundra early warning satellite to be developed

Soyuz-2 rocket launches the 56th GLONASS mission

Borisov replaces Rogozin as Deputy Prime Minister for defense and space industry

Proton delivers the second Blagovest satellite

Soyuz-2-1v launches a military payload

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

First Arktika satellite gets its key instrument

Rockot launches Sentinel-3B

Angosat-1 declared dead, Angosat-2 promised

S7 Group closes Sea Launch deal but has no rocket to fly

Soyuz rocket successfully launches fourth O3b quartet

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Mikhailo Lomonosov runs in trouble in orbit

Spektr-RG makes progress toward launch

Luna-Resurs passes major design milestone

Russian lander for ExoMars takes shape

Spektr-RG completes integrated tests

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ROCKETRY

INSIDER CONTENT: Management reshuffle at the Soyuz rocket manufacturer

INSIDER CONTENT: OneWeb: Proton's last hope?

Russia revives a fly-back booster... 17 years later

Roskosmos to break ground on a new Angara pad in June

Russia fires quadruple salvo of Bulava missiles

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HISTORY

INSIDER CONTENT: Rogozin's stance: Will US-Russian cooperation continue?

The 5M flight scenario: Launch and rendezvous

Rogozin replaces Komarov at the helm of Roskosmos

60 years ago: USSR launches Sputnik-3

Object D at 60: The first Soviet satellite project

RUSSIAN SPACE AS YOU NEVER SEEN IT!

 

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Last update: August 18, 2018